Upper Elementary/MiddleSummer Camp

Session Dates
1 - June 3-7
2 - June 10-14
3 - June 17-21
4 - June 24-28
5 - July 8-12
6 - July 15-19
7 - July 22-26
8 - July 29-August 2

Lending Wildlife a Hand
*Green Treefrogs: Ages 9 - 10
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Sessions 4 & 6
$210/Member; $280/Non-member

*Partner Camp with Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
During this action-packed, mostly outdoor camp, you will explore how scientists care for wild animals in indoor environments and in nature. Go behind the scenes at the Aquarium to meet and touch animals and learn the basics of wildlife science through active simulations. At Reflection Riding, meet wild animals where they live in nature as we hike, canoe, and capture small creatures from pond to creek. You will also learn how to welcome wildlife to your own backyard!

Backyard Wilderness
Bullfrogs: Ages 9 - 10
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, with an optional overnight
Sessions 2, 4, 6, & 8
$260/Member; $345/Non-member

Join us on an exploration of what makes all backyards very magical places. Paddle, hike and get dirty as we take a closer look at the wildlife living all around us. Whether you are in downtown Chattanooga, out in the woods, or somewhere in between, you will learn about some of the remarkable plants and animals that live in our own backyards.

Creature Feature
Bullfrogs: Ages 9 - 10
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, with an optional overnight
Sessions 1, 3, 5, & 7
$260/Member; $345/Non-member

Why does a turtle have all those points? How is that fish able to rest and not swim? Why do penguins wear a tuxedo? Animals use specific behaviors and adaptations to survive in their habitats. Throughout the week, we will explore animals as we learn about how they tell us the health of the environment. Splash and paddle through nature’s waterways, and immerse ourselves underground by crawling, climbing, and sliding through a local cave.

Chickamauga Camp
EcoExplorers: Ages 11 - 13
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, with an overnight
Sessions 1, 3, & 7
$285/Member; $380/Non-member

Journey through the Aquarium and become immersed in our galleries and operations. We will find out what it takes to be good stewards of the environment whether it's real or replicated. Chickamauga campers explore local watersheds and investigate the connections between our water and wildlife.

Conasauga Camp 
Quest: Ages 12 - 14
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, with an overnight
Sessions 4, 6, & 8
$350/Member; $420/Non-member

Adventure awaits for those interested in breaking free from the confines of the city and returning to the wild. Camp Conasauga challenges the mind and heightens the senses as we increase our understanding of the natural world and experience the impacts humans can have on it.